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Sweet onion vs. Onion — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Sweet onion and Onion?

    We used Onions, sweet, raw and Onions, raw types in this comparison.

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    Mineral Comparison

    Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
    Contains more Iron +23.8%
    Contains more Copper +43.6%
    Contains more Calcium +15%
    Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
    Contains more Potassium +22.7%
    Contains less Sodium -50%
    Contains more Zinc +30.8%
    Contains more Manganese +69.7%
    Equal in Phosphorus - 29
    Equal in Selenium - 0.5
    Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 9.8% 6.4% 12% 11% 1% 3.5% 19% 9.9% 2.7%
    Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6.9% 7.9% 7.1% 12% 13% 0.52% 4.6% 13% 17% 2.7%
    Contains more Iron +23.8%
    Contains more Copper +43.6%
    Contains more Calcium +15%
    Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
    Contains more Potassium +22.7%
    Contains less Sodium -50%
    Contains more Zinc +30.8%
    Contains more Manganese +69.7%
    Equal in Phosphorus - 29
    Equal in Selenium - 0.5

    Vitamin Comparison

    Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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    Onion
    Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.7%
    Contains more Folate +21.1%
    Contains more Vitamin A +100%
    Contains more Vitamin C +54.2%
    Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.2%
    Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
    Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.5%
    Contains more Choline +10.9%
    Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
    Equal in Vitamin E - 0.02
    Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.12
    Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0.06% 0.4% 0% 16% 10% 4.6% 2.5% 5.9% 30% 17% 0% 3% 0.75%
    Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0.12% 0.4% 0% 25% 12% 6.2% 2.2% 7.4% 28% 14% 0% 3.3% 1%
    Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.7%
    Contains more Folate +21.1%
    Contains more Vitamin A +100%
    Contains more Vitamin C +54.2%
    Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.2%
    Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
    Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.5%
    Contains more Choline +10.9%
    Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
    Equal in Vitamin E - 0.02
    Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.12

    Macronutrient Comparison

    Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
    Contains more Protein +37.5%
    Contains more Fats +25%
    Contains more Carbs +23.7%
    Equal in Water - 89.11
    Equal in Other - 0.35
    8% 91%
    Protein: 0.8 g
    Fats: 0.08 g
    Carbs: 7.55 g
    Water: 91.24 g
    Other: 0.33 g
    9% 89%
    Protein: 1.1 g
    Fats: 0.1 g
    Carbs: 9.34 g
    Water: 89.11 g
    Other: 0.35 g
    Contains more Protein +37.5%
    Contains more Fats +25%
    Contains more Carbs +23.7%
    Equal in Water - 89.11
    Equal in Other - 0.35

    Carbohydrate type comparison

    Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
    Contains more Glucose +14.7%
    Contains more Fructose +56.6%
    Contains more Lactose +∞%
    Contains more Sucrose +37.5%
    14% 45% 40%
    Starch: 0 g
    Sucrose: 0.72 g
    Glucose: 2.26 g
    Fructose: 2.02 g
    Lactose: 0.02 g
    Maltose: 0 g
    Galactose: 0 g
    23% 46% 30%
    Starch: 0 g
    Sucrose: 0.99 g
    Glucose: 1.97 g
    Fructose: 1.29 g
    Lactose: 0 g
    Maltose: 0 g
    Galactose: 0 g
    Contains more Glucose +14.7%
    Contains more Fructose +56.6%
    Contains more Lactose +∞%
    Contains more Sucrose +37.5%

    Comparison summary table

    Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
    Sweet onion Onion
    Lower in Saturated Fat ok
    Lower in Glycemic Index ok
    Lower in price ok
    Lower in Sugar ok
    Lower in Sodium ok
    Rich in minerals ok
    Rich in vitamins ok
    Lower in Cholesterol Equal

    All nutrients comparison - raw data values

    Nutrient Sweet onion Onion Opinion
    Net carbs 6.65g 7.64g Onion
    Protein 0.8g 1.1g Onion
    Fats 0.08g 0.1g Onion
    Carbs 7.55g 9.34g Onion
    Calories 32kcal 40kcal Onion
    Fructose 2.02g 1.29g Sweet onion
    Sugar 5.02g 4.24g Onion
    Fiber 0.9g 1.7g Onion
    Calcium 20mg 23mg Onion
    Iron 0.26mg 0.21mg Sweet onion
    Magnesium 9mg 10mg Onion
    Phosphorus 27mg 29mg Onion
    Potassium 119mg 146mg Onion
    Sodium 8mg 4mg Onion
    Zinc 0.13mg 0.17mg Onion
    Copper 0.056mg 0.039mg Sweet onion
    Manganese 0.076mg 0.129mg Onion
    Selenium 0.5µg 0.5µg
    Vitamin A 1IU 2IU Onion
    Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.02mg
    Vitamin C 4.8mg 7.4mg Onion
    Vitamin B1 0.041mg 0.046mg Onion
    Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.027mg Onion
    Vitamin B3 0.133mg 0.116mg Sweet onion
    Vitamin B5 0.098mg 0.123mg Onion
    Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.12mg Sweet onion
    Folate 23µg 19µg Sweet onion
    Choline 5.5mg 6.1mg Onion
    Vitamin K 0.3µg 0.4µg Onion
    Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.014mg Onion
    Threonine 0.018mg 0.021mg Onion
    Isoleucine 0.014mg 0.014mg
    Leucine 0.025mg 0.025mg
    Lysine 0.033mg 0.039mg Onion
    Methionine 0.009mg 0.002mg Sweet onion
    Phenylalanine 0.024mg 0.025mg Onion
    Valine 0.02mg 0.021mg Onion
    Histidine 0.011mg 0.014mg Onion
    Saturated Fat 0.042g Sweet onion
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g Onion
    Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g Onion

    Which food is preferable for your diet?

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    ok
    is better in case of low diet
    Sweet onion Onion
    Low Fats diet ok
    Low Carbs diet ok
    Low Calories diet ok
    Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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    Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

    The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
    Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
    7%
    Sweet onion
    8%
    Onion
    Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
    8%
    Sweet onion
    8%
    Onion

    Comparison summary

    Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
    Sweet onion
    Sweet onion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.042g)
    Which food is lower in glycemic index?
    Sweet onion
    Sweet onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
    Which food is cheaper?
    Sweet onion
    Sweet onion is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
    Which food is lower in Sugar?
    Onion
    Onion is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.78g)
    Which food contains less Sodium?
    Onion
    Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
    Which food is richer in minerals?
    Onion
    Onion is relatively richer in minerals
    Which food is richer in vitamins?
    Onion
    Onion is relatively richer in vitamins
    Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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    The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

    References

    All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

    1. Sweet onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170008/nutrients
    2. Onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170000/nutrients

    All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

    Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.